Aug. 25 was the first day of school for Union County Public Schools. With 53 schools, more than 42,000 students and approximately 330 buses on the roads, overall, today was a great day in UCPS.
Carl "Drew" Boggs, CEO of Boggs Paving, entered a plea of guilty to two felony counts in U.S. District Court Thursday morning.
During a special meeting Tuesday, the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners voted four to one to remove Mayor Daune Gardner from her position representing the town on the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO).
The Union County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Ray Snider, an officer with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, on Aug. 28 after a report of a domestic disturbance at his home.
Piedmont's Cameron Tripp scored the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute left in a 36-33 win at Porter Ridge. The Pirates had won five straight in the series by an average of 36.6 points. Here's the rest of the Union County football scores from Week 2:
Weddington 35, Forest Hills 20
Monroe 41, Anson 0
Parkwood 40, Union Academy 7
Sun Valley 49, Hoke Co. 20
Hickory Ridge 28, Cuthbertson 25
Central Academy 30, Highland Tech 0
Monroe junior forward Cesar Reyes had a hat trick at halftime, but he was far from done in his team's 9-3 road win over Sun Valley. Reyes finished with seven goals, helping the Redhawks improve to 2-0 on the season.
Union County is hoping to bounce back after going 4-7 in Week 1. Among the intra-county games are Forest Hills at Weddington, Piedmont at Porter Ridge and Union Academy at Parkwood. Read details about all seven games inside.
Monroe High rolled up 515 rushing yards on 50 carries in a 43-point home win over Lexington. Read more details inside.
Week 1 scores (Aug. 24) involving Union County
Monroe 50, Lexington 7
Cuthbertson 34, Parkwood 9
Forest Hills 7, Anson 6 (OT)
Weddington 31, Ardrey Kell 28
Mt. Tabor 41, Porter Ridge 18
North Stanly 26, CATA 24
HIckory Ridge 35, Piedmont 28
West Montgomery 35, Marvin Ridge 31
Despite drawing ever since she was very young, Gina Rugito-Anderson recently chose to make it more than a hobby.
Fin is a sweet little girl who will swim into your heart.
Sunny, named for his orange color and cheerful disposition, is soft, cuddly and ready for you to take him home.
According to our farm calendar, the week of August 3rd is when we sow beet seeds for fall and winter harvests. Beets seeds will germinate quickly in the warm summer soil and respond well to the cooling temperatures of late summer into fall.
To say I like bacon is a lot like saying, “The sky is blue. Water is wet. Fire is hot.” Of course I like bacon. Who doesn’t like bacon?
Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis
Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier
Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger
Is redistricting really necessary? — Collin Love
Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward
There is no risk of a constitutional convention
Take nothing at face value … investigate
Finally scared enough to vote?
Check the batteries in your smoke detector
Transparency vs. paranoia
When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina. I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.
How do you like that frost on your car windows in the morning?